This is really a refreshing drink, and also quite addictive and definitely great for the immune system. Just don’t over do it!
Ingredients (serves about 8)
1 cup of grated ginger
600 ml filtered water
Juice of 2 lemons
Honey to your taste
Sparkling water to taste
There are two methods to making this one is to let the ginger seep, the other is to do it with raw ginger. Whichever works for you both are good. I find the raw easier and has a slightly fresher ginger taste.
- Grate one cup of ginger, in a saucepan so you dont lose any juice
- add 600ml filtered water to the saucepan with a lid
- Bring to boil and then take off the heat , leaving lid on
- Leave for seep for 1 – 2 hour/s
- Add juice of 2 lemons
- Strain ginger/lemon mixture into a sterilized bottle and store in fridge
- Add honey (i usually add two table spoons
- When ready to drink add about 60 – 80 ml ginger/lemon combo to a glass serve cold for the ultimate refreshing taste (add mint too if you have)
- Fill to the top with cold sparkling water and enjoy!
- Peel about 400 grams of ginger
- Put it into a powerful blender with about 600 ml of filtered water and half a cup of honey (or honey to your taste)
- Squeeze 2 lemons into the blender
- Pulverise everything
- Strain all the bits out and put into a sterilised bottle in the fridge.
- Add to sparkling water when you have a thirst that only this drink can quench!
I have tried various banana bread recipes and i always come back to this base on Simply Recipes – and last night I made the best variation of it ever. Today I shared it with my colleagues and my pottery class and everyone was raving about it. What I like about this recipe, is its easyyy!
for the ‘bread’;
2 cups of cake flour
4 small very ripe bananas [its important that they are really ripe, even overripe]
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract
6 dates chopped into small pieces
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
large pinch of good quality salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup melted butter
100 grams of icing
half a lemon squeezed
zest of 1 lemon
1. Set oven to 175 degree centigrade
2. In a frying pan melt the tablespoon of butter and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar with the sliced apples [i use pink ladies], and cook till they start to caramelise on medium heat, watch that you don’t burn them.
3. In large separate bowl mash the bananas well and mix them together with the apples, chopped dates and the melted butter, mixing in well together till you have a smoothish chunky but even consistency, then add your 1 cup of sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the egg mixing it all together well again.
4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix it all in together
5. Add the flour, mixing it all in until its well combined, but don’t over mix
6. Butter your tin, put the mixture in your. This makes 2 small loaves or you could make one larger loaf, i like to sprinkle just a tiny bit of brown sugar on the top for good measure
7. bake in the oven from anywhere from 30 minutes to 45, depending on what size you are making.
8. For the icing add the zest of one lemon and juice of half a lemon to the icing sugar. I like a thicker icing so if its runny just keep adding more icing sugar.
Its an absolutely winner, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. What you will end up with is a moist and delicious banana loaf that has all sorts of flavours coming together and everyone begging for more.